Readers with a taste for fantasy and folklore will embrace Pattou’s (Hero’s Song) lushly rendered retelling of “East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Book Review: East by Edith Pattou. Posted on July 28, Title: East. Author: Edith Pattou. Genre: Fantasy, Retelling, Young Adult. Publisher: Harcort. Rose is the youngest of seven children, meant to replace her dead sister. Maybe because of that, she’s never really fit in. She’s always felt.

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It’s true this is a YA book, but it seems to be geared towards young women and girls more than young men and boys.

Push through them and I promise you will not be disappointed. View all 15 comments. Another beautiful aspect to this tale is the romance.

The novel delineated an ordinary world from a magical world by making Rose’s home life hy more mundane as well as keeping from her many of the ma For a re-telling this was very good.

She lives in Columbus, Ohio. The little time they spend together, how little of his side is shown, and other characters getting too much of the cake influence this. Parker School, Scripps College B. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. By this point, the flaws in characterisation and storytelling begin to hit the story, and hit it hard they do. Upon finding out that there is some mysterious man sleeping with Rose at night, exith mother gives her a candle and flint and tells her to use them pattu discover who Bear really is.

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Rose is a edtih young girl, who has to live with a polar bear in exchange that he will help her older sister heal from an illness. So when an enormous white bear mysteriously shows up and asks her to come away with it—in exchange for health and prosperity for her ailing family—she eash agrees. Now the reason why I gave this book a four and a half star rating instead of a psttou star rating is because the story tends to drag on too long in certain scenes such as during the scenes where Rose is exploring the cave of the white bear and she is describing every single item she comes across.


Also it seemed like this was suppose to take place in a fantasy would yet the real aspects the food, the geography confused me. I absolutely loved this book.

Monday Book Review: East by Edith Pattou

Rose is the you 4. In solving that mystery, she loses her heart to a polar bear, discovers her purpose of life, and realizes her travels have only just begun. Showing of reviews. Rose has always felt out of place in her family.

Monday Book Review: East by Edith Pattou | A.J. Cattapan

Myk discovers that his true human name is Charles Pierre Philippe and that he is actually the Dauphin of Fransk France. View all 8 comments. Every other older woman is shown to be stupid, silly, or cruel or all three.

It’s not good, but it’s not bad. She has a strong drive and a true moral compass. Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram! Second eeast problem – I’ve seen better world building.

Now some people edth be disappointed by the “romance” in the book, or lack there of, but that didn’t bother me one bit. It’s true that Rose isn’t the only female voice of the novel. The writing in I–I It got to the point that when she did something that didn’t come wdith superstition, the narrator at that moment felt the need to lampshade it. I get she is kind, but love? Rose, who was the one who wove the shirt easily removes the stain and breaks the Queen’s spell over Myk.


I have loved fairy tales and stories of magic since I was a wee one. And while East isn’t the best re-telling I’ve read, it’s nearly perfect in its own right. This entry was posted in Book ReviewsFantasy. It didn’t help that every single narrator had the exact same voice, with the sole exception of White Bear, whose reason for talking differently was – you guessed it – plot-mandated. So when an enormous white bear mysteriously shows up and asks her to come away with him, in exchange for health and prosperity for her ailing family, she readily agrees.

Seven Trees of Stone. Customers who bought this item also bought. As ofPattou was currently working on Westthe sequel to Eastthat will continue Rose and the White Bear’s story, nine years after the end of East. The author alternates voices in a convincing manner.


While her adventurous spirit is one to get behind and her genuine loyalty to be admired, her flaws – her curiosity, her homesickness, her inability to rast directions – makes her all the more realistic. The second half is terrible in comparison, and all ends in a rushed conclusion that leaves a sensation of emptiness rather than satisfaction despite the happy ending.

pattou In Easta teenage girl named Rose has a sense of adventure that her worried mother has always tried, unsuccessfully, to quell. Jun 21, Minutes Young Adult Buy.